Training opportunities

07- 19
Community-Based Microfinance (CBMF) for Financial Inclusion

Monday, December 7, 2015 to Saturday, December 19, 2015

Community-based approaches are critical for achieving sustainable development goals that promise inclusion of the poor and marginalized sections of the society. These approaches are not only providing access to financial services, but also provide local support services to manage their livelihoods and lives.

The 2 week’s certificate course “Community Based Microfinance (CBMF) for Livelihoods Enhancement” will focus on savings-led and member-owned models, such as savings groups, village savings and loan associations (VSLAs), self-help groups (SHGs) & their federations, financial cooperatives, credit unions, livelihood (producer) organizations and other community owned institutions from across the world. The course is designed on the premise of ensuring inclusive growth besides access to financial services for the economically poor & marginalized communities.

India CBMF certificate course is being jointly offered by Coady International Institute (Canada), APMAS (India) and DMI (India). A few seats are reserved for international participants from Africa and Asia. For more information, please contact our website at APMAS, DMI, or Coady International Institute.
Course fee: The course fee is Rs. 85,000 for the participants from India, and US $2,000for participants from other countries. The course fee would cover accommodation, food, train/ airport pick and drop, field visits and courseware. Limited scholarships are available for applicants from Africa, especially for women, through support from MasterCard Foundation microfinance scholars program. 

If you have any questions / clarification about the course, or if you encounter any difficulties in applying online, please

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